CenterPoint Energy asks Arkansas customers to continue conserving natural gas

CenterPoint Energy is asking its Arkansas customers to continue temporarily conserving natural gas by lowering their thermostat settings at least through Monday, Feb. 22.

Even though temperatures are beginning to warm up, the extreme winter weather and high heating demand across many parts of the U.S. during the past week have put pressure on natural gas supplies. 

CenterPoint Energy is asking its customers, if possible, to keep their thermostat settings at 60-65 degrees during the day when at home – and lower the setting an additional 5-10 degrees when asleep or away from home. This step can help relieve demand on natural gas supplies so all customers may continue to receive gas service.

If a customer experiences a loss of gas service, they should contact the utility at 800-992-7552.

CenterPoint Energy apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks its customers for their continuing efforts to conserve energy.

The utility offers these additional energy saving tips for customers:

  • Lower the temperature setting on your water heater and limit your use of hot water.
  • Open blinds and shades to take advantage of the sun’s natural heat during the day.
  • Close shades and blinds at night to reduce heat loss through windows.
  • Check the CenterPoint Energy website for many more energy saving tips .

CenterPoint Energy also provides a safety reminder in case of a suspected gas leak: If you smell the “rotten egg” odor of natural gas inside or near your home, leave the area immediately on foot and don’t turn any electrical devices on or off, don’t use a garage door opener and never use any phone until you are outside and away. When you are at a safe distance, report the potential leak by calling both 911 and CenterPoint Energy’s 24-hour hotline for Arkansas at 800-992-7552.

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